Whew! My Christmas card class was packed!

Smiles and laughter all around when stamping and receiving gifts!

You just can’t have a bad time with a stamp in your hand!  Yesterday was the last session for my November Christmas card class.  I was blessed to have some stampers that were new to my stamping family.  True to form, when I was busy helping someone,  anyone of my tried and true stampers would come to the rescue and help anyone with a question.  It’s wonderful to sort of sit back and see women who had never met come together and have a great time.  (At least that was my view on how the day went!)

I have been leaving little notes in some of the stamping packets.  When my stampers come across one and read it out loud they win a prize!  I will be doing this until Christmas, it’s so fun, I may have to continue it longer.  Isn’t it a blast to win something when you had no idea a prize was awaiting you?

Here are the  some of the cards we made:

???????????????????????????????This sweet little card is made with the stamp set An Open Heart  which is in the annual catalog.  My theory is that any stamp with berries can be transformed into a Christmas card!  The words are from the special FREE Hostess stamp set you could have earned in October, Good Greetings.

???????????????????????????????This card took a bit more time.  We gold embossed the images from the stamp set The Newborn King on watercolor and very vanilla cardstock.  Then we used an aqua painter to color in the background on the watercolor cardstock.  The image on the very vanilla cardstock was colored in with a combination of Blendabilities and a dauber with old olive for the trees.   The very vanilla images were cut out and adhered to the watercolor image with our new Transfer Adhesive Sheets.  If you have not used these or even seen them in our annual catalog, (page 204), check them out.  They made the job of adhering on those delicate pieces easy!

Each card looked different, all were beautiful!  For some who did not want to do the background colors, Miss June came up with an alternative.  They gold embossed on the watercolor cardstock, but only colored in the nativity portion of the image on the very vanilla cardstock.  That was then cut out and adhered onto the watercolor/embossed image.

I’ll share the rest of them tomorrow.  Today, I am down here designing for my Giftables class on Friday, December 5th.  Updates with pictures soon!

Happy Stamping!

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